Nov132010

Hawaii Hyatts 10,000 bonus points for 4+ Nights – good deal?

Book four nights or more at Hyatt Maui, Hyatt Waikiki or Hyatt Kauai by December 31 for stays from December 1 – March 31, 2011 and earn 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points. Must book reservation through Hawaii.Hyatt.com and request offer code ‘HI10K’.

This offer is combinable with Great 10K offer for 10,000 bonus points after 5 nights through December 31.

The only source I have tracked down for this offer is from FlyerTalk where the original poster stated this was an email offer and posted the specific email content details. I can’t find a direct Hyatt source for this offer. It is unusual not to find an actual Hyatt Hotels webpage for a promotion.

The HI10K special offer code loads rates on the Hyatt webpage, but there is no specific mention of 10,000 bonus points when clicking HI10K rate details. I advise calling Hyatt Customer Service and verify the HI10K rate offer terms before finalizing a booking using this rate plan.

Loyalty Traveler Analysis

10,000 bonus points on top of a Hawaii Hyatt resort stay is a good bonus. Getting $20 value per 1,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points is rather easy when spending points for free hotel nights. So in other words, you can view 10,000 bonus points as being equivalent to a $200 rebate on your Hawaii hotel stay.

Hyatt Maui  Dec 5-10, 2010

  • HI10K special offer with Awaken Breakfast Rate Plan
  • $289/night x 5 nights = $1,445
  • $1,763.92 after tax.
  • $1,888.92 after $25 daily resort fee.
  • 7 day advance cancellation policy

 

Hyatt Maui Dec 5-10, 2010 AAA rate (includes daily breakfast for 2)

  • AAA rate (includes daily breakfast)
  • $247/night x 5 nights = $1,235
  • $1,525.74 after tax.
  • $1,650.74 after $25 daily resort fee.
  • 7 day advance cancellation policy

The HI10K special offer rate did not load when I tried AAA rates.

The HI10K rate for 10,000 bonus points will cost $238 more for 5 nights in this example. I would pay the lower rate and forget the 10,000 bonus points for this offer.

I would only consider the 10,000 bonus points HI10K rate if I could find a room rate that is no more than $200 over the otherwise lowest rate for a comparable room and benefits.

[Update Nov. 13: Please read the comments for this post. The FlyerTalk member who initially posted this Hawaii offer thinks the HI10K bonus can be requested when using the AAA rate for your hotel stay. That definitely changes the value of this offer and makes it a Hyatt Gold Passport no-brainer good deal.]

 

HI10K Hawaii 10,000 bonus points details from FlyerTalk post

ENJOY FOUR OR MORE NIGHTS AT A HYATT RESORT IN HAWAII AND RECEIVE 10,000 HYATT GOLD PASSPORT™ BONUS POINTS 

Indulge in a longer vacation in paradise so you can start planning your next one. When you stay four nights or more on Maui, Kauai or Oahu, you’ll leave with 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points toward another dream trip anywhere you want to go. 

It’s easy to enjoy at least four nights at any one of Hawaii’s Hyatt Resorts. Spend endless hours relaxing at our expansive pool with a salt-water lagoon and enchanting river pools or exploring 50 acres of natural garden paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Maui’s premier resort, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, offers a 40-acre stretch of beach, along with great restaurants and lounges to keep you going. Or if you’re staying on Oahu, you won’t ever want to leave the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Located right in the middle of all the action and energy of Waikiki Beach, you can fill your days and nights with surfing lessons and snorkeling before you enjoy the array of dining and shopping options. 

To receive your 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points, book by December 31, 2010, at hawaii.hyatt.com, reference Offer Code HI10K and stay anytime between December 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. 

T&C: 

Offer valid until December 31, 2010, at Hyatt Regency Maui, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach and Grand Hyatt Kauai for stays from December 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. A four-night minimum length of stay is required to qualify for 10,000 bonus points. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Guest must request Offer Code HI10K at time of reservation and check-in to receive bonus points. Hyatt Gold Passport members must choose points for their stay and pay an Eligible Rate. An “Eligible Rate” is any hotel published room rate, including, but not limited to rates found on hyatt.com or any Hyatt Gold Passport Hotel Partner website, prevailing rack rate, volume, AAA and senior citizen rates, etc. “Ineligible Rates” are discounted rates, including, but not limited to, any free night stays, Internet wholesale rates (such as priceline.com, hotels.com, etc.), traditional wholesale rates (such as GOGO Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, etc.), airline crew rates, airline employee rates, travel agency employee rates, Club at the Hyatt discount certificate stays, Hyatt Vacation Club™ stays, Hyatt employee or employee family discount rates, airline interrupted-trip vouchers or contracted rooms (a contracted room is a room that has been reserved pursuant to a written and executed agreement between a hotel and a corporation, government agency or individual for a negotiated room rate in exchange for an agreed upon number of rooms to be rented for an extended period of time). Only one bonus may be redeemed per member, per stay. This promotion is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Hyatt Gold Passport program. Please allow 6 – 8 weeks after travel is completed for Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points to be credited to your account. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts™ encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt™, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts™, Grand Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency™, Hyatt Gold Passport™, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2010 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. I was the original recient and FT thread starter. Not sure why they selected me as the messenger (was I really the only one who received it?). Maybe because of my 3 stays in Waikiki this year? In any case, I am glad/honored to have inspired a blog post on Loyalty Traveler 🙂

    This bonus is similar the the 18K bonus for five+ night Hawaii stays earlier this year (code was HI18K). In that case I had already booked a great full-breakfast-inclusive AAA rate for seven nights when the offer came out. I just emailed GP customer service to have the code added to the reservation. Of course, as always with Hyatt, the points didn’t post anyway and I sent another email after the stay and the 18k points posted without issue.

    So the lesson learned here: don’t bother putting the HI10K code into the search when making the reservation – use AAA instead assuming it’s a lower rate. The T&Cs explicitly list AAA rates as eligible. Then request the bonus code to be added via email after making the reservation (so you have a trackable request) and most likely you will have to request it be posted manually after the stay.

    The 18K points from that week in Hawaii earlier this year, when combined with the regular points/bonuses for that stay, essentially earned me a full week at the GH Bali at the old rates. I had actually booked two rooms and could have put the second rom into my wife’s name (create a new GP account) and earned a second 18K bonus, but that second room would then most likely not have had club access.

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